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November 2019

Expert Talk – Gayle Hulme – Mary, Queen of Scots

November 1, 2019
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December 2019

Expert Talk – Matthew Lewis

December 1, 2019
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February 2020

Expert talk – Dr Sean Cunningham – Henry VII and Richard III – A deadly rivalry

February 1, 2020

Dr Sean Cunningham is our February expert speaker and will be speaking to us on "Henry VII and Richard III - A deadly rivalry". Sean is the author of Henry VII and Richard III: A Royal Enigma.

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March 2020

Expert talk – Tracy Borman – Henry VIII and the men who made him

March 1, 2020

Tracy Borman is our March expert speaker and will be speaking to us on "Henry VIII and the men who made him", the subject of her latest book.

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April 2020

Expert talk – Sarah Bryson – The Brandons

April 1, 2020

Sarah Bryson, author of La Reine Blanche: Mary Tudor, A Life in Letters and the forthcoming The Brandon Men: Servants and Traitors to the Crown is our April expert speaker.

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May 2020

Expert talk – Julian Humphrys – the Crusaders’ Last Stand: the Great Siege of Malta, 1565

May 1, 2020

While Mary Queen of Scots was marrying Lord Darnley in 1565 and Elizabeth's Privy Council was debating the antics of the Border Reivers, the forces of Christian Europe ( well some of them) were involved in a desperate struggle with the Ottomans on the Mediterranean island of Malta. The Great Siege, as it became known, is a fantastic story, and battlefield historian has actually recently been over in Malta and so was inspired to do a talk for us.

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June 2020

Expert talk – Sarah-Beth Watkins – Sir Francis Bryan

June 1, 2020

Sarah-Beth Watkins is the author of a number of biographies and history books, including Sir Francis Bryan: Henry VIII's Most Notorious Ambassador. Bryan is a fascinating character. He was a royal favourite and was referred to as "the vicar of hell". Sarah-Beth will be telling us all about this Henrician courtier.

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July 2020

Expert Talk – Gayle Hulme – Arbella Stuart

July 1, 2020

Our July expert speaker is Gayle Hulme, owner of the British Sovereigns and Royals Facebook group and a contributor to the book "Sexuality and its Impact on History". Gayle is speaking to us on Lady Arbella (Arabella) Stuart, who was descended from Margaret Tudor, and, of course, Henry VII.

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August 2020

Expert talk – Estelle Paranque – Elizabeth I and the French

August 1, 2020

Our August expert speaker is historian Estelle Paranque, historian in Queenship, Royal, and Diplomatic Studies, and author of Elizabeth I of England Through Valois Eyes: Power, Representation, and Diplomacy in the Reign of the Queen 1558-1588. Estelle will be talking to us about her favourite historical character, Queen Elizabeth I, and her relationship with France.

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September 2020

Expert Talk – Nathen Amin – Joan Beaufort and Richard III

September 1, 2020

Our September expert speaker is becoming a bit of a regular to the Tudor Society as we love him so much. Nathen is the author of Tudor Wales, The House of Beaufort: The Bastard Line that Captured the Crown, and the forthcoming Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders: Simnel, Warbeck, and Warwick. He will be talking to us about Joan Beaufort and King Richard III.

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October 2020

Expert Talk – Caroline Angus – Thomas Cromwell: is there more left to learn?

October 1, 2020

Our October expert speaker is Caroline Angus, author of the Queenmaker Series of novels, which have Thomas Cromwell as their protagonist. Caroline will be speaking to us on "Thomas Cromwell: is there more left to learn?". I'm sure it will be a wonderful talk.

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November 2020

Expert Talk – Dr Emma Levitt – Tournaments

November 1, 2020

Dr Emma Levitt of the University of Huddersfield is our November expert speaker and the topic is tournaments, a fascinating subject.

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December 2020

Expert Talk – Julian Humphrys – The Last Battle: Henry Tudor, Lambert Simnel and the Battle of Stoke Field

December 1, 2020

Battlefield historian Julian Humphrys is a favourite here at the Tudor Society. His expertise in medieval and Tudor battles is second to none, so we're pleased to host him again for a talk on the Battle of Stoke Field. It's sure to be an enlightening talk.

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January 2021

Expert Talk – Heather R Darsie – Anne of Cleves

January 1, 2021

Heather R Darsie, author of Anna, Duchess of Cleves, is our January expert speaker. Anne of Cleves is a fascinating Tudor lady who has been sadly neglected in the past by historians. Find out more about her in our January talk.

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February 2021

Expert Talk – Adrienne Dillard – Conducting research for historical novels

February 1, 2021

The wonderful Adrienne Dillard, author of the bestselling historical novels Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey and The Raven's Widow: A Novel of Jane Boleyn, is our February expert speaker. Adrienne really is the perfect person to talk to us about how to go about researching for a historical novel, as both her novels were meticulously researched.

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March 2021

Expert Talk – Phil Downing – The Darker Side of the Elizabethan Period

March 1, 2021

March's expert speaker, Phil Downing of Harvington Hall, introduces us to the darker side of Elizabeth I's reign and shares with us the surviving Elizabethan priest holes of Harvington Hall.

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April 2021

Expert Talk – Nicola Tallis – Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort

April 1, 2021

April's expert speaker is historian, Dr Nicola Tallis, author of Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort. The Tudor matriarch is often neglected, so it'll be wonderful to hear more about her from Nicola.

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May 2021

Expert talk – Lucy Churchill – The Anne Boleyn Medal

May 1, 2021

Our May expert speaker, stonecarver Lucy Churchill, will be talking to us about her research into the surviving 1534 Anne Boleyn medal, one of the only contemporary images we have of Anne Boleyn, and how she went about recreating it.

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June 2021

Expert talk – Siobhan Clarke – Dress, Dazzle, Display: Tudor Court Dress

June 1, 2021

June's expert speaker is historian Siobhan Clarke, co-author of "The Tudors: The Crown, the Dynasty, the Golden Age", "A Tudor Christmas" and "King and Collector: Henry VIII and the Art of Kingship". Siobhan has worked for Historic Royal Palaces for 20 years and is based at Hampton Court Palace, where she trained as a Costumed Interpreter before becoming an HRP Guide Lecturer. Siobhan's talk for us is "Dress, Dazzle, Display: Tudor Court Dress".

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July 2021

Expert talk – Dr Owen Emmerson – The Two Annes of Hever

July 1, 2021

Historian Dr Owen Emmerson is castle supervisor of Hever Castle which was the Boleyn family home and also a residence of Anne of Cleves. He will be speaking to us on the two Anne's of Hever.

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August 2021

Expert talk – Nathen Amin – Henry VII the Man

August 1, 2021

Historian Nathen Amin runs the Henry Tudor Society Facebook page and is the author of "The House of Beaufort", "Tudor Wales" and "Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders: Simnel, Warbeck, and Warwick". Nathen is always a popular speaker here at the Tudor Society.

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September 2021

Expert talk – Catherine Brooks – The Howards

September 1, 2021

Many of you will know Catherine as she is the Tudor Society secretary, and she is also busy working on a book on the Howard family, one of the prominent families of the Tudor period-

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October 2021

Expert talk – Natalie Grueninger – Elizabeth of York’s 1502 progress

October 1, 2021

Natalie Grueninger is the author of "In the Footsteps of the Six Wives of Henry VIII", "In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn" and "Discovering Tudor London: A Journey Back in Time", as well as running the Talking Tudors podcast. Natalie will be talking about a royal progress taken by Elizabeth of York in 1502 following the death of her eldest son, Prince Arthur.

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November 2021

Expert talk – Gareth Russell – The Men in Catherine Howard’s Life: The Musician, the Pirate, the King, and the Rake

November 1, 2021

November's's expert speaker is historian Gareth Russell, whose book on Queen Catherine Howard, Young and Damned and Fair, is the very best book on Catherine available. Gareth will be introducing us to the men Catherine was involved with: Henry Manox, Francis Dereham, Henry VIII and Thomas Culpeper, and telling us more about her relationships with them.

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December 2021

Expert Talk – Johanna Strong – Remembering Mary I: Elizabethan and Stuart Reinterpretations

December 1, 2021

Our December expert speaker is Johanna Strong who is currently doing a PhD on Mary I's legacy, and how her reputation and legacy have been posthumously created and manipulated.

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January 2022

Expert Talk – Ashley Risk and Laura Loney – A Tudor miniature: Is it Catherine Howard or Anne of Cleves

January 1

Our January expert speakers are Ashley Risk and Laura Loney who put their spare time during the global pandemic to good use by researching the miniature painted by Hans Holbein whose sitter has previously been identified as Catherine Howard. Ashley and Laura put forward a compelling argument for re-identifying the sitter as Anne of Cleves and they'll tell us more about their research and conclusion in their talk.

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February 2022

Expert Talk – Sarah Gristwood – Courtly Love

February 1

Historian Sarah Gristwood, author of the recent book "The Tudors in Love: The Courtly Code Behind the Last Medieval Dynasty", as well as many other history books, is our February expert speaker. Sarah will be speaking to us on the medieval and Tudor tradition of courtly love, a fascinating topic. She will also be joining us later in the month for a live Q&A session.

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March 2022

Expert Talk – Adam Pennington – The Rise and Fall of the Pole Family

March 1

Our March expert speaker is Adam Pennington of The Tudor Chest blog and social media pages. Adam is currently writing a book on that famous and rather tragic Tudor family, the Poles. Find out all about the rise and fall of the Pole family in Adam's expert talk. He'll be joining us later in the month for a live Q& session in our chatroom.

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April 2022

Expert talk – Dr JoAnn DellaNeva – The Story of the Death of Anne Boleyn by Lancelot de Carle: Diplomatic Dispatch and Tragic Poem.

April 1

Our April expert speaker is Dr JoAnn DellaNeva, author of The Story of the Death of Anne Boleyn: A Poem by Lancelot de Carle, a critical edition and translation of a long narrative poem written by the secretary to the French ambassador in London within two weeks of Anne Boleyn’s execution. JoAnn is Professor of French Literature at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana (USA), where she began teaching in 1982. A native of Philadelphia, PA, she…

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Expert Live Chat – Dr JoAnn DellaNeva – Lancelot de Carle

April 29 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

Dr JoAnn DellaNeva is our April expert and she'll be live in our chatroom answering your questions on Lancelot de Carle's poem on Anne Boleyn on Friday 29th April. The chatroom can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone. London, UK - Friday 29th April at 10pm Madrid, Spain - Friday 29th April at 11pm New York,…

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